Caxito, 13 November, 2023 / 9:32 pm (ACI Africa).
Several decades after independence, Angola is still lagging behind in development and cannot feed her people, a Bishop in the Southern African country has said, and appealed for wisdom for those who manage the country’s resources.
Reflecting on the 48th anniversary of Angola’s independence which was celebrated on November 11, Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese expressed regret that while other countries are making significant steps in development, the southern African country continues to lag behind.
“One has the feeling that in almost 50 years we haven't hit our stride,” Bishop Camuto said in his November 12 homily during Mass at Nossa Rosário Parish of Caxito Diocese.
He added, “There are societies that in fewer years, in less time, have grown, and developed. But we are heading towards 50 years, but we are as we are, we can't even feed the citizens, with the goods we have, with the riches that the Lord has given us.”
The Bishop said that for Angola to manage its resources properly, leaders and managers need wisdom.